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Definition Edit

BlackHole is

a Web server exploit package designed to detect and take advantage of vulnerabilities in Web browsers, Web browser plug-ins, and other popular applications in order to install malware on victim machines.[1]

Overview Edit

In October 2013, it was reported that Russian authorities had arrested a man, known in hacking circles as 'Paunch,' who is believed to be the creator of the Blackhole malicious software kit.[2]

References Edit

  1. MS-ISAC, Blackhole Exploit Kit 2.0 (Sept. 26, 2012) (full-text).
  2. Charlie Osborne, "Blackhole malware toolkit creator 'Paunch' suspect arrested," ZDNet (Oct. 9, 2013) (full-text).

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